Members of Congress to question EPA, DoD on ‘forever chemicals’

video screenshot: Exposure to some types of PFAS linked to hormone disruption, miscarriages, developmental issues, and cancer.

Video screenshot, click link below to view: Exposure to some types of PFAS linked to hormone disruption, miscarriages, developmental issues, and cancer.

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are increasingly raising concerns the government has not done enough to handle chemical contamination from military bases, airports and industrial sites around the country.

In the first of several expected hearings targeting the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump … [more…]

Businesses discharging PFAS into Michigan’s waterways

erial photo: water water treatment plant near a public waterway.

BY PAULA GARDNER AND GARRET ELLISON

Michigan businesses are discharging high levels of PFAS that move into the state’s waterways on a daily basis.

An MLive investigation found that manufacturing sources are sending one version of the "forever chemicals" at up to 20,000 times the allowed amount into wastewater systems that discharge it into the state’s lakes, rivers and, ultimately, threatening drinking water supplies for millions of people.

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‘Astronomical’ PFAS level sets new Michigan contamination milestone

photo: PFAS foam in creek water. 'Astronomical' PFAS level sets new Michigan contamination milestone

Photo: PFAS foam accumulates downstream from the Geddes Dam in Ann Arbor Township on Sept. 20, 2018. PFAS foam has been found downstream from four Washtenaw County dams and elsewhere on the Huron River. (Jacob Hamilton)

Contamination in an Oakland County creek that feeds into the Huron River and its chain of lakes is setting a new state record for PFAS present today in Michigan surface water.

Now the source … [more…]